NYC Youth on the Slopes!

Help give underprivileged New York City youth access to skiing and snowboarding, while promoting camaraderie and personal growth.
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Molly Tarlofsky
Sports
New York, New York
United States
4 Team Members

The Peaks Project

Mission statement

Our mission is to give underprivileged children in NYC the opportunity to participate in winter action sports, specifically skiing and snowboarding, while promoting camaraderie and personal growth. The Peaks Project also aims to educate their program’s participants on environmental stewardship.

How we started

Founder Molly Tarlofsky had the idea for The Peaks Project while writing her senior thesis for her B.S. degree in Entertainment and Arts Management at Drexel University. The Peaks Project vision became a reality soon after.  Mateusz Patrosz came on board when he found out what The Peaks Project was all about and fell in love with their mission.

Why it’s important

Although NYC is located near many ski resorts, getting to them from the city is no easy task and we want to help change that.  Molly and Mateusz grew up in NYC and Yonkers, NY, respectively, and both know first hand how difficult it can be to get out for a day of skiing.  The Peaks Project understands the physical and psychological benefits of getting out on the slopes and they want to make these incredible experiences accessible to NYC youth.

Who we are

The Peaks Project will be coaching a consistent group of 12 students throughout the winter season of 2014.  These children come from the organization Children of Promise. Most, if not all, of these children have never left the city of New York, let alone seen mountains.  This unique opportunity that we strive to give to these children is a fun and special way to get our youth outdoors as well as educate them on the environment. 

Fundraising goals

What $10,000 can give The Peaks Project:

-12 children season lift passes, rentals, and lessons.

-Transportation to and from Camelback Mountain Resort for the entire winter.

-12 lunches for every trip to Camelback Mountain.

What $15,000 can give The Peaks Project:

-12 children season lift passes, rentals, and lessons.

-Transportation to and from Camelback Mountain Resort for the entire winter.

-12 lunches for every trip to Camelback Mountain.

AND

-A weekend graduation trip to Mt. Abram located in Maine.

How you can help

While donations are key, you don’t have to stop there.  The Peaks Project welcomes businesses and individuals who would like to help sponsor our organization, in monetary donations as well as goods and services.  Please contact us with your comments and queries, we would love to hear from you!  You can contact us through:

- Website: http://thepeaksproject.org/

- Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ThePeaksProject

- Twitter: https://twitter.com/thepeaksproject

Thank you!

Thank you everyone for being so supportive of and enthusiastic for The Peaks Project!  We couldn't have done this without you and our progress and accomplishments are because you all care! Please spread your love for The Peaks Project to your family, friends and co-workers, we would greatly appreciate it.

**Tax deductible donations are available. Please contact us at: thepeaksproject@gmail.com.

Perks

Faction:

Area 153s

Wednesday 168s

Volkl:


DPS Skis:


East Coast Wax:

Mini bars

Large bars

Mt. Abram:

Mountain Rider's Alliance:

The Peaks Project:

Shirts

Stickers

Pie Business Development Coordinator Matt & CEO/Founder Molly

FD Virtika Men's Denim - $45, Size 32/32. 

FD Virtika Beanies (Blue, Purple)

FD Bandana- White

Virtika Bandana- Red

FD Virtika Balaclava- Yellow

FD Virtika Thermal Waffle Tops- Blue, Grey, Red


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$1,670USD
raised in 29 days
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$15,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on November 14, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Shredder Shoutout!

    You will get a shout out from The Peaks Project on Twitter, Facebook and our website!

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  • $15USD
    Karate Kid

    Wax on and wax off with The Peaks Project's custom East Coast Wax mini bar! (1 oz) You will also get a shout out from The Peaks Project on Twitter, Facebook and our website! *Includes shipping

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  • $20USD
    FD Bandana

    Chill park side with this awesome bandana. (White) or is red more your color? Grab this Virtika bandana and all your friends will be able to spot you in the lift line! *Includes Shipping **Please specify color

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    FD Beanie

    Lounge slopeside in style! (Blue - 2, Purple - 4) *Includes Shipping **Please specify color

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  • $25USD
    Mr. Miyagi

    Be prepared for the hill this winter with The Peaks Project's custom East Coast Wax large bar! (127 g) You will also get a shout out from The Peaks Project on Twitter, Facebook and our website! *Includes shipping

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    FD Balaclava

    Keep your head AND face warm with this sweet balaclava! *Includes Shipping

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  • $30USD
    FD Thermal

    You can't ever have too many base layers. Blue, Grey - L Red - M *Includes Shipping **Please specify color

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  • $35USD
    The New Yorker

    Represent The Peaks Project all over town with a rad T-shirt and stickers! You will also get a shout out from The Peaks Project on Twitter, Facebook and our website! *Includes shipping **Please include size with order

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  • $35USD
    DPS Factory Kit

    Claim your very own Factory Cap and sticker pack from DPS Skis! You will also get a shout out from The Peaks Project on Twitter, Facebook and our website! *Includes Shipping

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  • $40USD
    Pie Party

    We've done it before...and we're doing it again! You could be one of the lucky ones to pie Matt or Molly in the face! We will be filming it and it will be awesome. You will also get a shout out from The Peaks Project on Twitter, Facebook and our website! *Must be able to travel to NYC **Please include which person you're pieing

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    $50USD
    EMS Snowshoeing

    1 weekend of snowshoe rentals! *Must be able to travel to the EMS - Scarsdale location

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  • $85USD
    DPS Hoodie Kit

    Receive a sick size Medium DPS Skis hoodie! You will also get a shout out from The Peaks Project on Twitter, Facebook and our website! *Includes Shipping

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  • $100USD
    Mt. Abram Shred Pass

    Visit the scenic Mt. Abram in Maine with this 2-day adult, weekend lift ticket! You will also get a shout out from The Peaks Project on Twitter, Facebook and our website! *Includes Shipping

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    $125USD
    Volkl Coaches Bag

    Score a sick Volkl Coaches Backpack! You will also get a shout out from The Peaks Project on Twitter, Facebook and our website! *Includes Shipping

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  • $200USD
    Volkl Exploration

    Traveling this winter? Whether you're on the move with friends or just need plank options for heavy pow, grab yourself this Wheeled Double Ski Bag! It holds 2 pairs of skis and poles! You will also get a shout out from The Peaks Project on Twitter, Facebook and our website! *Includes Shipping

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  • $500USD
    A Day with a MRA Co-Founder

    Ski and apres-ski with a Mountain Rider's Alliance Co-founder! You'll be able to shoot the breeze on the lift and in the lodge with one of these legendary industry pros. You will also get a shout out from The Peaks Project on Twitter, Facebook and our website!

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  • $700USD
    Faction Area Skis

    An awesome slopestyle ski built for tough riders! 153 in length. You will also get a shout out from The Peaks Project on Twitter, Facebook and our website! *Includes Shipping

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  • $800USD
    Faction Wednesday Skis

    An all mountain ski ready to rock! As Faction team rider Daniel Hanka says, "THE BEST SKIS EVER!!!" 168 in length. You will also get a shout out from The Peaks Project on Twitter, Facebook and our website! *Includes Shipping

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  • $5,000USD
    Naming Rights

    We're taking the kids on a special graduation trip to Mt. Abram in Maine in March. We'll name our trip after you as our official sponsor!

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    Marketing & Branding Video

    Glow Productions will make a video incorporating you/your company and The Peaks Project as an official sponsor of our program. Editing is included. Full rights and access to footage will be granted. Can be used for marketing and advertising use. To see their work visit: www.glow-productions.com

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